The Hungarian town of Törökszentmiklós was held in a grip of terror by a serial killer between October 1953 and August 1954. Five young girls disappeared without trace during those months until a young woman by the name of Piroska Jancsó was arrested in the autumn of 1954 who was later sentenced to death for her crimes.
Fictional reportage? A Hungarian In Cold Blood? Rubin’s voyage into a dark and bleak reality? Or the battle of an aging and lonely author with his source material?
Perhaps the novel is a little of all these things. Holy Innocents is Szilárd Rubin’s ultimate novel and the fruit of four decades of work now published posthumously for the first time.
ISBN 978 963 1430 011
2012, hard cover with jacket
Hebrew, Am Oved
A great writer’s battle with a dark mystery